Colorado Secretary of State Wins Bet (and so does Food Bank of the Rockies!)

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

You’ve seen those Super Bowl bets where politicians of the losing team send local food and drink items to the winning team’s politician. Sometimes they wear the winning team’s jersey. Or decorate their office with the winning team’s logos and colors. In this bet, no matter who won the big game, local food banks were winners too. Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams and North …

Audrey Made Our Day!

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

How many five-year-old kids do you know who would rather feed hungry families than get showered with toys and other gifts on their birthday?  Well they do exist and we were lucky enough to meet one today! Audrey had a birthday celebration and asked her family and friends to bring food instead of gifts. It was wonderful to see her smile when …

40,000 More Meals for the New Year Thanks to PCL Construction Denver!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Newsy

Much of Colorado’s economy is booming. But not everyone is experiencing this tremendous growth. For many in our community, earning enough to put food on the table is still a struggle. And in our service area, where oil and gas are key industries for good paying jobs, many families are experiencing lay-offs and reduced wages. FBR and our partner agencies …

Have a Stress-Free Black Friday – Give eCard Honor Gift Contributions!

Janie Gianotsos Fund Drive, Newsy

Honor Gift Contributions with eCards is an Easy-to-Give Gift that will Feed Hungry Families! Consider sending honorary contributions and holiday themed eCards to let your dear ones know you care this season. Giving an honor gift is easy! Visit our holiday contribution form online Choose your contribution amount and enter your credit card information Select your card theme Fill in a …

Wanda’s Story

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Hunger, Newsy

It’s a bright, sunshiny day as the food bank van rolls down the street to a small home in central Denver.  Peggy, FBR’s driver is coming to visit Wanda and bring monthly USDA commodities made possible through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) administered by FBR. She also brings other items including some fresh produce, bread and even a bag of pet food for Wanda’s …

Happy Trails to Olive Crawford

Janie Gianotsos Faces of Food Bank, Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

People come into your life for a reason, a season and a lifetime.  For those who worked or volunteered with Food Bank of the Rockies anytime in the past 32 years, chances are, their lives have been touched by Olive Crawford. With both joy and sadness, on September 30, we wished Olive a bittersweet “Happy Trails” as she headed off for …

What’s So Special about a Spoon?

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

It’s hard to say how long spoons have been around.  They’ve been discovered with ancient Egyptian artifacts, unearthed with treasures from the Neolithic civilizations and found with relics used during the Shang Dynasty. Spoons represent different ideas and cultures – “A Spoonful of Sugar.” “Born with a silver spoon in his mouth.” Spoons are units of measure – teaspoons, tablespoons. …

Honeymoon on 45th Avenue

Janie Gianotsos Newsy, Volunteer Opportunities

Food Bank of the Rockies enjoys many volunteers passing through Colorado from other parts of the country, but it’s not often we get to meet them on their honeymoon. Tim and Carrie-Lynn are no strangers to food banking. They met while volunteering at Greater Chicago Food Depository, a fellow Feeding America food bank. Now they’re both employed by the organization …

Do All Kids Deserve to Eat?

Janie Gianotsos Newsy

A message from Kevin Seggelke, President & CEO, Food Bank of the Rockies As school starts up and summer ends, many families feel relief.  Not just because their kids are busy studying, but also because free and reduced cost school lunches and maybe even breakfasts are available again.  Nearly 1 in 4 kids in Colorado live in families struggling to …